Sony has just released the PlayStation 4 system software update that brings the machine up to version 1.75 and adds a host of new features originally promised by the manufacturer since before its release.
Speaking in June at E3 2014, Sony Worldwide Studios chief Shuhei Yoshida said that a number of highly anticipated features announced when the console was first revealed in 2013 are still in development. Despite being unable to provide a timeframe for their release, Sony has made good on its promise and added 3D Blu-ray support for the console.
Additionally, the system now offers improved sound quality during 1.5x playback with Blu-ray Disc and DVD videos.
The update also allows users to automatically download featured content from the PlayStation Store while the system is either powered on or in standby mode.
In addition to the new features, one feature that is known to be in development is a resume and suspend feature, that essentially reduces lag time between players and their content. ”The time it takes today to boot a console and load a saved game will be a thing of the past,” Sony said of the feature when it was first announced.
We’ll keep you abreast of the PS4’s developments as the updates become available.